""Beppu has the highest number and the richest variety of hot springs. There's no other place like it. That's the reason Beppu is considered world's number one.""
Keiichirou Kawaguchi, Onsen expert
"Nobody would argue against preventing deaths. But subjecting people to unbearable conditions in camps on the Greek islands and threatening them with being sent back is not the answer to this."
Migration Researcher, Amnesty International
""Over 90 per cent of our population has been wiped out and more than 43,000 people have been killed in just a two or three-month operation,""
Rohingya refugee in Australia
""There's a lot of preparations that go into these kinds of meetings so we'll have to consult our American partners and to make sure that if it takes place it's a meaningful meeting with good outcome.""
South Korean Foreign Minister
""This is a major breach that must be investigated. It’s clear these platforms can’t police themselves. I've called for more transparency & accountability for online political ads.""
US Democratic Senator
"“Every tank driver who advances one meter forward has changed the political map of the world,”"
""Here is the reality: I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed,""
Former FBI Deputy Director
"To rush way ahead of the evidence being gathered by the police, in a fevered parliamentary atmosphere, serves neither justice nor our national security"
British opposition Labour leader
Yahoo is said to have built a custom-made software program to scan all of its clients’ incoming emails on behalf of the US government.
Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.
German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that new allegations of US spying on senior German government officials’ telephones need to be
An asylum plea from Julian Assange has been rejected by France. “My life is in danger,” the WikiLeaks founder wrote in Le Monde newspaper on Friday
A new chapter has opened in the NSA spying scandal in Germany with fresh revelations that the US agency spied on top German officials. Wikileaks
The online whistleblower, which alleged last week that the US spy agency had bugged recent French presidents, now claims that finance ministers and top companies were targeted too.
French President François Hollande has said his country “will not tolerate” any acts which threaten the security of France. The president issued the
The US Senate has passed the USA Freedom Act putting an end to the mass collection of Americans' telephone records by the National Security Agency.
US intelligence services’ sweeping surveillance powers, controversially exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, expired on Monday (June 1). The
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has temporary lost its authority to collect bulk phone records. The surveillance programme made public by
The US Senate has failed to reach a deal over extending anti-terrorist laws that let its security services collect phone data. It means the law known
The US senate has blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The vote of 54 to 45 failed to reach the
US Congress has moved a step closer to introducing the USA Freedom Act after the House of Representatives approved the bill. If passed by the Senate
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first public comments on a spying scandal that has gripped the nation for weeks. The country’s
German tabloid Bild claims Berlin not only knew about, but assisted with US spying within Europe dating back to 2008.
July 31, 2014 marks one year since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was granted political asylum in Russia.
The former National Security Agency
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has spoken at the beginning of a global conference in Sao Paulo on how to govern a safer, less US centred
The Guardian US edition and the Washington Post have both won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for their coverage of secret surveillance by the
Thomas Drake, a former NSA employee, talks about his own experience as a whistleblower.
In this interview Thomas Drake talks about how the Snowden revelations show the US surveillance obsession with collecting all data in a post-9/11 era.